Washing Clothes When You’re Off the Grid

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If you’re planning to take a vacation off the grid for a substantial amount of time or just working towards self-sufficiency, you have to learn how to wash clothes without washing machines. It may seem inconvenient, but remember, people have lived without electricity and appliances for years. Even the Amish people today and people living … Read more Washing Clothes When You’re Off the Grid

What Does Off the Grid Mean?

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To lead a more sustainable and independent lifestyle, many people choose to live off the grid. But what does “off the grid” mean? According to Merriam-Webster, the term off the grid was first used in 1978. It meant not being connected with the electrical grid, the interconnected system that provides electricity. Later, the term expanded … Read more What Does Off the Grid Mean?